Category Archives: Seiko automatic watches

Gonzo’s grumblings: What differentiates a great automatic from one that’s not?

An expensive automatic is not always a GREAT automatic. Gonzo tells us why. Like most of other readers who drop in here every now and then, I too enjoy and I’m glad that I have been well educated, often, by the information they provide from time to time, in forms of both queries and contradictions.

Another dose of Seiko Guidance

SEIKO ISN’T A BRAND IN ITS CONVENTIONAL SENSE. SO, IT NEEDS MORE THAN ONE PAGE. Strumming the Seiko chord In our last post only we mentioned Seiko higher end watches are as good as the Swiss albeit costing a whole lot lesser. Whether you are shelling out $500, $5000 or $50,000, Seiko will always have

Seiko Prospex Field Compass: Wildly different oddball timekeepers

Points to consider Seiko opted for a different look for the Field Compasses. These models represent the creativity through an increase in its levels of conformity among the urban crowd who also like spend their leisure at the outdoors. Seiko brought out a considerable number of models, intriguing for their unique designs; so much that

About the steel you’ll feel on your wrist!

Technology has come a long way, gifting us a wide array of materials used for building your gadgets, cars and other stuff including your watches. Still, majority wristwatches are made of stainless steel, often coated with gold and titanium or wrapped in ceramics and carbon, offering an excellent rigidity at reasonable prices. Steel withstands a

Top 10 men’s dive watches: Sensible choices at affordable prices

Looks alone don’t make a diver! That’s the harsh truth.  You might spend quite a bit and feel like a king wearing just any watch labeled as diver. That’s alright to put up an image and very few will ask for its credibility and credentials, until you confront raging waters cold as Death! That’s when

Gonzo’s views about ‘affordable pedigree’

Q. Dear Gonzo, What should I consider an affordable pedigree watch? Also, what adds pedigree to watches? I find the flashier watches tempting but as of now, I resist and urge you to guide me toward a fine timepiece; peerless and respected. I’m looking for a better choice to commemorate my – what I consider

For the Nth time: “Which watch to buy? “

Out of many questions that make way to Gonzo’s desk (read: mailbox), a large chunk centers around the same very basic question: “What would make a good choice for me?”  And then, a budget stays mentioned, falling somewhere between $200 and $500. The passing years make it clearer every time that indecision has become a

A short glance into ceramics

We, as humans, get bored real fast with the same thing repeating over and over again for long. Watch enthusiasts too, faced the same crisis after stainless steel, plastics and resins turned too commonplace as watch-building materials. The quest for something new tried even sapphire glass as a material for watch case, buttons/pushers, crowns and

Something little different this Christmas

Merry Christmas, readers! May you wear that quality timepiece today and tag along a good writing instrument; they make great Christmas gifts – from another person or yourself – to get. Both are decorative, functional accessories you’ll own to time 2020 and write a better story altogether. They will also give your style a boost.

Fun to wear while venturing beyond: Seiko Prospex Automatic Compass Watches

When you like it short… These watches from Seiko, ideally; were built under demanding pressures of professional outdoors. Plus, they are Seiko. That means, they are actually put to use. Trekking, biking or kayaking – in fact, they’re built for any kind of activity requiring manual, directional maneuvering under challenging conditions. These are good, budget-friendly,

Diver watchdom revisited: No deterring. Not even for the undetermined!

Disclaimer: As someone who appreciates wearable aesthetech marvels, it would be unfair to hold opinions about watch models to be excellent, good or bad – unless technically, that is. About aesthetics, well; each person to his or her own, as long as it doesn’t transcend irritation; like digital pieces with business suits. Or, absolute dinner

Expensive watches: Reasons behind the high price

What are usually the first names that come to mind as expensive (and super-expensive) watches? Pateks, Lange, AP, J-LC, Rolex, Ulysse Nardin, Franck Muller…the list stretches to quite afar; mostly into the Swiss territories. High-end luxury timepieces spell S-W-I-S-S to a large chunk. Also, P-R-I-C-E-Y! Question remains: “Why?” The nature of the movements is a vital determinant. We know that more or less. Mechanical watches take more labor to make and are more expensive than quartz.

Seiko: This time far more socially suave

My days as the Watch Gonzo made it almost a habit popping a post or two here every week.  It is now hard to avoid a feeling that my posts off-late are turning bit predictable. It is like many among you readers are beginning to know me well enough. That gets you to see how